Mr Zulkifli Bin Rosli obviously loved cycling, as his Facebook profile is filled with photos of him posing in cycling gear with his friends, next to their bikes.
That’s why it was probably no surprise that the 47-year-old Singaporean headed to Malaysia over the weekend to take part in a cycling event.
Sadly, he never made it back to Singapore as he collapsed during the event and passed away.
The cause of death was reportedly a heart attack.
Mr Zulkifli, a Woodlands resident, had travelled to Malaysia to take part in the MTB Jamboree 2023, reported Shin Min Daily News.
The latest edition of the cross-country race was held in Gemencheh district of Negeri Sembilan.
It involved participants cycling a total distance of 35km, parts of which were on challenging terrain.
About 1,600 cyclists took part, including 174 foreigners from countries like Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines.
Last Saturday (3 June), the day of the event, Mr Zulkifli apparently collapsed along the route.
According to the Tampin police, the Singaporean was found motionless by the side of a road named Jalan Batang Rokan, near a water station.
He was sent to Tampin Hospital for treatment.
Unfortunately, he was declared dead by medical personnel there.
His body was sent for an autopsy, the police said.
It found that Mr Zulkifli had suffered a heart attack while cycling, which caused his death.
The case was classified as a sudden death.
Mr Zulkifli is clearly dearly missed by his friends and family.
On Sunday (4 June), his niece posted on Facebook that he was very friendly and gentlemanly.
Her grandmother, who lives with him and his wife, is well-taken care of by him, she said, adding,
I know this is a difficult time for auntie and her family, we are always with them.
Several of Mr Zulkifli’s friends also posted their condolences on Facebook, sharing photos of their cycling outings and wishing that he will be blessed and rest in peace.
Finally, his wife posted on Facebook on Monday (5 June), thanking well-wishers for their support, also saying,
We hope that you will remember to keep him in your prayers always. He was a great man & everyone loved him.
MS News extends our deepest condolences to the loved ones of the deceased. May they find comfort that he was adored by so many.
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